The theme for the 2017 World Malaria Day (25 April) is End Malaria for Good. The MamaYe journalists for maternal and newborn health accountability say it is time to start working to end malaria in pregnancy for good. The journalists will bring public focus on the problem with media roundtables and other media activities to mark this year’s edition of the World Malaria Day.
This MamaYe Media Roundtable really helped journalists to see family planning from an entirely different angle. Misconceptions were cleared, and the journalists had a better understanding of how well to present family planning stories to the public to help improve knowledge and information that may lead to making the right decision.
More attention is coming to the State with the presence of Bauchi State Accountability Mechanism for Maternal and Newborn Health. The accountability mechanism will be working with the government to ensure judicious use of resources and timely release of budget allocations, and will produce a scorecard to show the State how well it is performing.